Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
This month - for one lovely, tranquil month only - the Masters of Budvar return to their original brief as a showcase for acoustic singer songwriters. And we believe that we have secured for your edification and delight one of the finest, most authentic rock and roll songwriters that the UK has produced in the last twenty years, plus a top supporting cast of talent from NN1 and around. So...
Masters of Budvar present
The Labour Club, Charles Street, Northampton NN1
Friday 4th November 2005
There are a few precious people who are truly, irrevocably rock and roll to the bone.
Birmingham's prodigal son Dave Kusworth is one of them. He is also the kind of songwriter who can play his songs all on his own with just an acoustic guitar and his unearthly voice and hold you spellbound, no less rock and roll than if he were fronting a full-on electric band with a ten-piece horn section. The boy just can't help it.
Dave Kusworth has been playing professionally since 1977, and at the turn of the eighties he founded The Hawks with the great Micky Greaney and a teenaged Steven Duffy (last sighted writing the songs on Robbie Williams' new album, for goodness' sake!) He toured and recorded with UK rock legends the Dogs D'Amour before hooking up with the Swell Maps' Nikki Sudden to record several albums for Glass Records, Creation Records and Glitterhouse Records under the name of The Jacobites. He has toured all over the world and his wild, cracked, heartbreaking songs have been covered by The Lemonheads and Mercury Rev.
As I write this, Dave has just returned from touring Germany with his band (where he was joined onstage in Berlin by Sudden) and he has just completed his umpteenth album, the particularly magnificent "Silver Blades". He will be appearing solo and acoustic at Masters of Budvar, offering a rare and unmissable insight into his astonishing knack for writing simple but devastatingly effective rock and roll songs. As a writer and as a frontline rock and roll road warrior, Dave really is in the same league as Peter Perrett or Keith Richards. We are honoured to host him and we hope that, come closing time, you will love him, yea, even as we love him.
PAUL COX & JOE WOOLLEY
Masters of Budvar regulars will be familiar with the elegant balladeering style of Northampton artist Paul Cox. Now he joins up with the irrepressible Joe Woolley on electric guitar, bringing a whole new range of dynamic power and colour to his songs. Check out this collaboration and be amazed.
From Milton Keynes, Charlie Barnard is a more than promising young talent, very English and very psychedelic. He made his Masters of Budvar debut last month supporting Slipstream, and his slightly sinister, wide-eyed songwriting combined with his uncanny take on the Syd Barrett guitar sound induced us to ask him back straight away for another shot at establishing a foothold upon the NN1 scene. Worth getting in early for!
As usual, the Labour Club welcomes all comers from 8:00pm and as usual entry is free. We hope to see you there.